Gift Guide: Pattern Play

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Striped top $36 from Vestique  PH: 843-937-4900 // Clutch by Urban Expressions $58 from  Warren on King PH: 843-725-9144 // Earrings by Loren Hope $88 from Sam’s Closet PH: 843-737-5470 // Black and white printed flats by Nicholas Kirkwood $640 from Bob Ellis Shoe Store //  Red flats by Loly in the Sky $48 from Dandy Boutique PH:  843-410-1109 // Star Lip Gloss Box by Eve Lom $25 from Pink Dot Beauty Bar PH: 843-637-4111 // Clutch by Serpui Marie $140 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190 // Chess & Checkers Game by Ridley’s $32 from Worthwhile

The Hidden Countship, an Italian gem

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Charleston is full of hidden gems and The Hidden Countship is no exception.  Tucked away on an unassuming street in the heart of downtown Charleston, this Italian centric boutique stands on it’s own.  As you walk in the door you’re transported into another place and time.  The store, which is set in a 2 story historic house, is filled with handcrafted artisanal goods from Italy.  Donatella and Giulio Della Porta are the owners and curators of this one of kind boutique.  The couple from Umbria, Italy fell in love with the charm and beauty of Charleston and decided to plant roots in 2010.  Their unique merchandise is a mix of jewelry, clothing, men’s accessories, and home goods that are handmade from local artisans in the central region of Italy.  The enchantment continues as you walk upstairs and are surrounded by family heirlooms and artifacts from the Della Porta family, dating back to the Medieval period. Donatella and Giulio’s passion for sharing their heritage and Italian made goods with Charleston are what makes this boutique so special.  View more to read about their story.

Photography by Andrea Priorelli, Hair:  Patrick Navarro, Makeup:  Elina Mille,  Models:  Amelia Shields and Michelle Ward, Prop Stylist: Matthew McLaughlin, Stylist:  Andrea Serrano  assisted by Toni O’Hagan, all shoes provided by Shoes on King

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Gift Guide: Sweater Weather

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Sweater by THML $78 from V2V Charleston PH: 843-723-5155 // Clutch $36 from House of Sage PH: 843-573-7256 // Necklace by Ethel Fern $59 from  Utopia PH: 843-853-9510 // Animal ornaments by Finklestein Center $14 each from  Surface Craft Gallery PH: 843-203-3849 // Indian wrapping paper $5 from Celadon PH: 843-884-7005

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Brass cuff $275 from Ash Hoffman // Headphones by Frends $200 from Sam’s Closet PH: 843-737-5470 // Clutch by Inge Christopher $235 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190 // Sweater by Karlie $96 from Simply J Boutique $98 PH: 843-641-0224 // Indian wrapping paper $5 from Celadon PH: 843-884-7005

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Sweater $32.50 from Vestique  PH: 843-937-4900 // Necklace $38 from Warren on King PH: 843-725-9144  // Fingerless Gloves by San Diego Hat Company $40 from  Dandy Boutique PH:  843-410-1109 //Indian wrapping paper $5 from Celadon PH: 843-884-7005

 

Inuit Intuition

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Cashmere poncho with fur hood by Minnie Rose $348 from  The Finicky Filly PH: 843-534-0203 // Pants by Bella Dahl $145 from  Utopia PH: 843-853-9510 // Sunglasses $135 by Sunettes // Cuff $14 and ring $8 from Vestique  PH: 843-937-4900 // Feather necklace by Melinda Marie $78 and Tatum Ring by Melinda Maria $68 from Urban Nirvana PH: 843-720-8000 // Olympia necklace $54 by Moon & Lola PH: 843-974-5866 // Booties by Seychelles $144 from  Sam’s Closet PH: 843-737-5470

Photography by Libby Williams,  Hair and Makeup by Katie Shayda,  Style Assistant – Elliot Carlyle

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Gift Guide: Globe Trotter

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Vintage Mola Pillow with Reverse Applique from the San Blas Islands, Panama $275 from IBU // Beaded necklace $58 from V2V Charleston PH: 843-723-5155 // Red boots by Cliff Dweller $325 from Utopia PH: 843-853-9510 // Elephant ornament $9 from Celadon PH: 843-884-7005 // Red and creme Kolkata Klutch $85 from Ibu //  Tan boots by Fortress of Inca $220 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190 // Indian Coin Necklace $225 from Ibu // Multi colored clutch $29 from Celadon PH: 843-884-7005

Gown Boutique of Charleston Look Book

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 Photography by Virgil Bunao, Styling by Andrea Serrano, Hair and Makeup by Paper Dolls, Style Assistant – Hailey Gibs, special thanks to Terri Espy, Jenna Layne, and Jessica Hofmann from the Gown Boutique of Charleston.

All dresses from The Gown Boutique of Charleston.  Accessories provided by Treats for Tresses,  Dandy Boutique,  Moon & Lola, Croghan’s Jewel Box, The Hidden Countship, and Anna Bella Florals.

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Gift Guide: Elite Epicurean

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Alabaster Wine Stopper $14, Cutting Board $74, Wine Apron $12, and Wine Journal $52.50 from  The Hidden Countship PH:843-577-5570 // Cutting Board by Sawdust $150 from Surface Craft Gallery PH: 843-203-3849

 

Gift Guide: Gentleman’s Club

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 Shirt by Stone Rose $169 from  Mosa Boutique PH: 843-212-5853 // Silk Tie $85 from the The Hidden Countship PH:843-577-5570 // Feathered bow tie by Brackish Bow Ties $165 from Charleston Preservation Society // The Southerner’s Handbook – A Guide to Living the Good Life $27.99 from Blue Bicycle Books 

 

Pretty Pastels

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Sweater by Maison Scotch $215 and ring $98 from The Finicky Filly PH: 843-534-0203 // Faux leather pencil skirt by Bardot $97 from Mosa Boutique PH: 843-212-5853 // White faux fur jacket by Sanctuary $198 from Simply J Boutique $98 PH: 843-641-0224 // Sunglasses by Oliver Peoples $308 from Jackson Davenport PH: 843-722-4416 // Starlight stud earrings $56 from  Moon & Lola PH: 843-974-5866 // Booties by Cole Haan $278 from  Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190

Photography by Libby Williams,  Hair and Makeup by Katie Shayda,  Style Assistant – Elliot Carlyle

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Gift Guide: Sugar Plum Fairies

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Indian wrapping paper $5 from Celadon PH: 843-884-7005 // Dress by Tutu Du Monde $160 from Pink Chicken New York PH: 843-793-2082 // Shimmer Puff by Bella Il Fiore $24.50 from Pink Dot Beauty Bar PH: 843-637-4111  // Tooth Fairy mouse by Maileg $32 from Sugar Snap Pea PH: 843-793-2621

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Indian wrapping paper $5 from Celadon PH: 843-884-7005 // Dress by Pink Chicken $160 and  My Wonderful World of Fashion book $19.95 from Pink Chicken New York PH: 843-793-2082 // Headband by Peppercorn Kids $12.50 from  Sugar Snap Pea PH: 843-793-2621

 

Love Bus

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 Black and white striped sweater by Dear Creatures $72 and headband by San Diego Hat Co. $20 from Dandy Boutique PH:  843-410-1109 // Florence Jeans by DL1961 $178 from Luna Charleston  PH: 843-853-5862 // Pink glass bead necklace $75 and purple glass bead necklace $95 by Felice Designs PH: 843-853-3354 // Sunglasses by Chanel $468 from Jackson Davenport PH: 843-722-4416 // Tatum Feather Ring by Melinda Maria $68 from Urban Nirvana PH: 843-720-8000 // Knuckle loop ring $7 from  Tres Carmen Boutique PH: 843- 974-4383
// Knuckle 3 bar ring $8 from Vestique  PH: 843-937-4900 // Open gold ring by Inez by Boe $112 and booties by Seychelles $154 from Sam’s Closet PH: 843-737-5470

Photography by Libby Williams,  Hair and Makeup by Katie Shayda,  Style Assistant – Elliot Carlyle

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Mosa Boutique

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The Upper King Street area is infamously known for it’s densely populated bars and restaurants, but that’s quickly changing.  A handful of local shops have opened up in the past year including the most recent one – Mosa Boutique. When you walk into this clean, modern space your greeted warmly by friendly people and quickly consumed by the exciting merchandise everywhere.  This trend conscious boutique carries brands and represents a look that can be found in bigger, urban cities.  Founder of Mosa, Sarah Cobb is thrilled to bring new brands to Charleston and outfit both men and women.  Her new concept boutique combines fashion and lifestyle by offering a mini bar where you can start a tab while you shop or just kick one back while you enjoy one of their in store events. View more to learn more about Sarah’s inspiration to open up her store and what she loves about living in Charleston.

Photography by Jonathan Balliet

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City Slicker

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 Snakeskin clutch by Palethorp $215 from Mosa Boutique PH: 843-212-5853 //  Booties by Joie $335 from  Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190 // Wax coated jeans by Level 99 $160 from Sam’s Closet PH: 843-737-5470 // Tibetan blue sheepskin rug $275 from Charleston Revisions PH: 843-410-1651

Fur Sure

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Pink beaded sheer dress by Free People $78, earrings by Maslo Jewelry $48 from  V2V Charleston PH: 843 723 5155 // Vintage coat $1,100 from  The Trunk Show PH: 843-722-0442  // Tatum Ring $68 and stacked gold rings by Melinda Maria from Urban Nirvana PH: 843-720-8000 // Ring by Mickey Lynn $300 from Mosa Boutique PH: 843-212-5853// Sunglasses by Ray Ban $160 from Jackson Davenport PH: 843-722-4416  // Booties by Donald J Pliner $298 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190

Photography by Libby Williams,  Hair and Makeup by Katie Shayda,  Style Assistant – Elliot Carlyle

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Black, White, and Grey Friday

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Sweatshirt by JOA $84 from Sam’s Closet PH: 843-737-5470 // Purse by Tory Burch $395 from  The Finicky Filly PH: 843-534-0203 // White faux fur rug $35 from Charleston Revisions PH: 843-410-1651

Zen Den

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Jeans by Henry and Belle $216 and earrings by Throwing Stars $88 from Simply J Boutique $98 PH: 843-641-0224 // Tank top by Rosemund $34 from V2V Charleston PH: 843 723 5155// Kimono Jacket $595 by Ibu  // Feather necklace by Serafina $96 from Luna Charleston  PH: 843-853-5862 // Tiger eye, jade, quartz druzy & vermeil ring $120 by Heather Key Tiller of Filigree PH: 843-722-6189 //  Lip 2 Cheek blush and lipstick in Diabolique by RMS Beauty 

Photography by Libby Williams, Makeup by Hailey Gibbs, shot on location at Daffodil Cottages on Folly Beach

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Lounge Act

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Dress by Bella Luxx $182 from V2V Charleston PH: 843-723-5155 // Cardigan by Amadi $148 and necklace by Betsy Pittard $78 from Simply J Boutique $98 PH: 843-641-0224 // Necklace by Thistle and Thatch from Dandy Boutique PH:  843-410-1109// Lapis & vermeil ring $85, chalcedony with crystal and gold plated ring $90, lapis & vermeil ring; jade, quartz druzy, lapis & vermeil ring $120 by Heather Key Tiller of Filigree PH: 843-722-6189 // Mailea booties by Cynthia Vincent $370 from  Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190 // Lip 2 Cheek blush and lipstick in Diabolique by RMS Beauty 

Photography by Libby Williams, Makeup by Hailey Gibbs, shot on location at Daffodil Cottages on Folly Beach

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Wrap Star

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Dress by Amanda Uprichard $185 from Luna Charleston  PH: 843-853-5862 // Wrap sweater $58 from Sassy Shortcake  PH: 843-469-7145 // Necklace by By Boe $45 from  Dandy Boutique PH:  843-410-1109 // Earrings by Dee Ruel $35 PH: 843-568-3522 // Brass cuff with turquoise stone by Heather Key Tiller of Filigree PH: 843-722-6189 // Sunglasses by Nectar $20 // Sneakers by Sam Edelman $110 from  Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190 // Lip 2 Cheek blush and lipstick in Diabolique by RMS Beauty 

Photography by Libby Williams, Makeup by Hailey Gibbs, shot on location at Daffodil Cottages on Folly Beach

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The Traveling Pants

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Jeans by Sold Jeans $142, necklaces, and Clutch $48 from Seeking Indigo PH: 843-725-0217

Vested Interested

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Striped dress by Hug $52 from  Dandy Boutique PH:  843-410-1109 // Denim vest by DL 1961 $188 and crystal necklace by House of Harlow $98 from Luna Charleston  PH: 843-853-5862 // Gold necklace by Throwing Stars $78 from Simply J Boutique $98 PH: 843-641-0224 // Chalcedony, crystal and gold plated ring $90,  rhodium platinum bangles with vermeil flowers and crystals $70 each from Heather Key Tiller of Filigree PH: 843-722-6189 // Ring by Catie Curran Designs $95 from Surface Craft Gallery PH: 843-203-3849 // Adriana Coco booties by Fortress of Inca $230 from  Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190 // Lip 2 Cheek blush and lipstick in Diabolique by RMS Beauty 

Photography by Libby Williams, Makeup by Hailey Gibbs, shot on location at Daffodil Cottages on Folly Beach

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